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ERIC Number: ED246973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Pages: 14
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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Retention and Motivation in College.
Starks, Gretchen
Brief descriptions of interdisciplinary developmental education programs are provided in this paper, along with a more extensive examination of the Personalized Approach to College Education (PACE) program at the College of the Finger Lakes (CFL) in Canandaigua, New York. Introductory material cites examples of developmental programs which involve mastery learning with competency-based courses and comprehensive support services, and indicates that these programs have shown success in terms of student retention. The next section focuses on programs where diagnosis and an eclectic approach to learning are directly coupled with interdisciplinary and integrated content area courses. Short descriptions are provided of examples of these programs at two- and four-year institutions. The final section describes CCFL's PACE program and its components: (1) advising--students with low reading and writing scores confer with an advisor about the PACE program, and a PACE counselor/advisor monitors student progress and assists in scheduling and goal setting; (2) feedback--periodic individual conferences are an integral part of the program; (3) integrated activities, such as journal writing and math applications; and (4) the use of college services--student personnel workers visit the class and participate in activities. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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